Wearable devices and emerging technology
- February 20, 2020
For IT admins who are just getting the hang of managing smartphones and tablets in the enterprise, AR may not be a welcome tech.
- June 10, 2019
The Vive Pro Eye, a virtual reality product specifically designed for enterprise is now available for purchase in North America, and features precision eye tracking.
- May 21, 2019
At $999, the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 for businesses promises better performance, battery life, camera quality and style than its consumer-focused 2013 edition.
- May 14, 2019
Lenovo announced ThinkReality A6, its new head-mounted AR product. It was designed specifically with the workforce in mind to increase time and cost efficiency.
- March 04, 2019
The Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset is here, with updated specs and new features built from Microsoft's enterprise cloud offerings. It supports Windows Core OS and brings AR to IoT.
- September 20, 2018
Samsung's newest smartphone, the Note 9, is similar to the Note 8 at first glance. But there are improvements under the hood, so learn about what sets it apart in this overview.
- August 03, 2018
Old habits die hard, but mobile field service apps have staying power as they secure and ease communication and reporting across various industries and business sizes.
- May 03, 2018
Field service management software can be a great way to integrate mobile into a service company. Now, cloud-based platforms offer an accessible entry point for smaller businesses.
- September 13, 2017
IT may have to pay more attention to Apple Watch 3 enterprise management now that the device isn't tied to an iPhone. Face ID enterprise security is another concern.
- August 10, 2017
Wearables find new footing in industries that need to keep hands free. One company explains how Intel's Recon Jet Pro smart glasses have improved its productivity.
- August 10, 2017
Apple is about to address a huge drawback of the Apple Watch by giving it LTE connectivity so it can access the internet without Wi-Fi or a tethered iPhone.
- May 30, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Machine learning and data analytics are on the rise, leaving some employees to fear that computers will take over their jobs, but that is not the case. Machine learning will simply ...
- May 26, 2017
End users are in the crosshairs of business data privacy issues, especially when it comes to information gleaned from artificial intelligence technologies.
- March 17, 2017
Business users will be able to take advantage of 3D imaging technology in the Windows 10 Creators Update and the rumored iPhone 8.
- March 10, 2017
The next few years will see 5G networks, connected cars, AR and VR colliding with IoT. Experts discussed this future of mobility at the IDC Directions conference.
- October 04, 2016
AirWatch looks to get out ahead of the emerging era of wearables and internet of things devices by adding support for AR headsets and smartglasses to AirWatch 9.0.
- September 08, 2016
The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature double the storage of the previous generation and a 40% faster processor, making them better for business.
- March 24, 2016
BOSTON -- When evaluating wearables, IT can't leave out augmented and virtual reality devices, which are poised to have a major effect on the enterprise. The wearables market overall will see ...
- February 11, 2016
I bucked the smartphone trend for as long as I could. When Apple’s iPhone 4s came out in 2011, I caved and never turned back. The same thing happened with tablets; now I own three. Sometimes, you ...
- February 09, 2016
Despite plenty of potential use cases, enterprise wearables won't come to fruition unless vendors can produce the kind of business apps users want on these devices.
- February 09, 2016
Wearable devices have generated a lot of hype, but they still aren't ready for the enterprise. The reason: These devices still need better apps to make them valuable for business users. The cover story in this issue of Modern Mobility ...
- January 13, 2016
Without much hype, some industries have used sensors and connected devices for years. Now, Internet of Things devices are about to take off in a slew of new markets.
- November 11, 2015
Mobile apps, the Internet of Things and "comfortable computing" are primed to dominate the industry next year.
- March 10, 2015
When Apple Watches arrive, they will be yet another mobile device for IT to manage, and enterprises should get busy on determining its best use.
- July 23, 2014
Which mobile OS is best for your enterprise? IT pro Michael Thomason took a deep dive this week with the three leaders -- Android, iOS and Windows Phone -- and found pros and cons for all, which in the end means customers have real choices.
- May 06, 2014
Numerous EMM vendors have added support for PCs to their products. Who's accessing personal PCs for work, and why?
- March 31, 2014
As March Madness winds down, learn what Microsoft and other enterprise mobility vendors delivered this past month.
- January 31, 2014
Lenovo's nearly $3 billion Motorola Mobility buy could lead to integration with Lenovo's ThinkPad brand for a big enterprise play.
- December 23, 2013
Apple, BlackBerry, IBM and Oracle all made headlines in the enterprise mobility market this year -- some for good reasons, others for missteps.
- December 23, 2013
The consumerization of the enterprise never fails to spark conversation. Take a look back at what IT folks had to say about the trend in 2013.
- December 20, 2013
Apple and Samsung will continue their battle for enterprise in 2014. Could Microsoft, or even BlackBerry, seize an opportunity amidst the fight?
- December 19, 2013
What do you give to the tech gadget lover who already has the latest tablet, gaming system or smartphone? Here are some ideas.
- December 16, 2013
We surveyed more than 4,000 IT professionals and the message was clear: Mobile is here to stay and it's growing in the enterprise as 2014 approaches.
- November 07, 2013
Learn how many apps the average user has and how many tablets you can expect in 2014.
- October 08, 2013
Security and data privacy concerns will always be an issue in the enterprise -- but not at the expense of convenience, if end users have their way.
- September 16, 2013
Fast and effective communication is imperative for enterprises, and the use of SMS texts adds to a company's social collaboration arsenal.
- July 18, 2013
Establishing mobile print in large organizations is still a challenge, but it's becoming easier thanks to several vendors filling the void.
- July 02, 2013
In the coming years, consumerization could bring serious changes to traditional IT job roles and IT department structures.
- June 26, 2013
Mobile access to enterprise data warehouses can unlock lots of useful information for workers on the road, but a good user experience is essential.
- June 05, 2013
IT can manage consumerization by partnering with end users to give them what they need.
- March 21, 2013
Mobility has led some IT departments to deliver telephony and unified communication tools via softphone technology.
- January 31, 2013
When it's used appropriately, enterprise gamification can motivate workers, help them work more efficiently and improve productivity.
- January 31, 2013
Enterprise social collaboration vendors need to provide better context and information is so organizations can take advantage of collaboration tools.
- December 14, 2012
The consumerization of IT really took off this year. Take a look back at the mobile devices, cloud services and trends that made headlines in 2012.
- July 27, 2012
BriForum 2012 speakers share their advice on adopting consumer technology, migrating to Windows 8 and more in this edition of Consumerization Quotes.
- June 29, 2012
On the fifth anniversary of the iPhone’s release, we look back at what some skeptics had to say about the seminal device. Believe it or not, the iPhone’s success wasn’t a given.
- June 25, 2012
Technology trends and challenges are top of mind for IT pros trying to understand consumerization and social collaboration, plus new terms such as gamification and big data.
- June 22, 2012
Mobile games probably won’t bring down your network, but tech-savvy employees might. The IT community explains how in this week’s Boston-baked quotes.
- June 15, 2012
Microsoft is in discussion to purchase Yammer, an enterprise social network. Industry watchers think it'll be a good fit with SharePoint.
- May 24, 2012
Four CIOs weigh in on the differences between consumer and enterprise technology, the problems with legacy IT and why desktop virtualization stinks on the iPad.
- May 18, 2012
The consumerization of IT was a hot topic at recent networking, security and virtualization conferences, showing just how widespread the trend is.
- May 10, 2012
Citrix’s mobility approach combines Receiver on mobile devices, CloudGateway 2 to serve applications and ShareFile to store data for enterprise mobility.
- May 10, 2012
Citrix Synergy, the Oracle vs. Google verdict and other news got IT community members talking this week. Here’s the best of what they had to say.
- May 09, 2012
Reports of email’s death have been greatly exaggerated, but businesses are beginning to supplement its use with social collaboration tools similar to Facebook and Twitter.
- April 16, 2012
Issues with printing from mobile devices plague BYOD shops. Apple, Google and Microsoft have to offer enterprises better printing capabilities to make BYOD more efficient.
- February 24, 2012
BYOD taxes the corporate wireless network, causing poor performance. Some companies have had to invest in significant wireless network bandwidth and security upgrades.
- January 16, 2012
The Amazon Kindle Fire is showing up in enterprises. Now, IT pros have to figure out the best way to integrate these new tablets into the desktop environment.
- January 13, 2012
Microsoft Kinect for Windows brings voice and gesture-based control to business PCs. It’s like science fiction, but will go live February 1. Here are the potential enterprise uses.
- December 12, 2011
Jive’s chief social scientist says social enterprise collaboration software can make life easier for IT pros. But too much focus on the technology itself isn’t good, either.
- November 03, 2011
Kinect, Xbox 360’s motion-sensing technology, will be available for business application developers next year. Plus: news on HP’s latest tablet and AT&T’s LTE phones.
- June 07, 2011
IT pros are planning on significant tablet growth as part of their IT strategy, according to our reader survey. But will tablets ever replace laptops and desktops?
- June 03, 2011
Mobile growth is surging ahead like never before, according to our annual reader survey. Find out what your peers are saying, and where their IT budgets are going.
- October 06, 2010
Whether users own their devices or merely use virtual desktops on corporate machines, BYOPC will soon become mandatory in the enterprise.
- March 03, 2010
Security managers looking to curb their network risks struggle with employees' desire to use consumer-oriented devices and services like smartphones, USB drives and social media.
- July 21, 2009
Netbook use is growing among corporate workers, but what does their future look like in the enterprise?
- November 17, 2008
Watch as SearchMobileComputing.com unboxes T-Mobile's G1, the first phone powered by Google's Android operating system.
- October 01, 2008
Research in Motion has initiated a renewed focus on working with third-party BlackBerry software developers in order to stave off competition from Nokia, Microsoft and Apple. But RIM and ISVs are still learning how to work together.
- September 23, 2008
HTC's latest mobile devices were released about the same time as this Fall's CTIA show, where Brighthand.com Editor Kevin O'Brien had the opportunity to try out and make videos of both the Touch Pro and the Diamond.
- September 19, 2008
The first Android-based mobile phone, the HTC Dream from T-Mobile, is expected to be unveiled soon.
- August 21, 2008
Q2 sales of smartphones are still strong though overall sales of mobile phones are declining in the U.S.
- May 20, 2008
Despite recent economic slowdowns, mobile phones continued to ship worldwide and the market actually experienced double-digit growth.
- April 16, 2008
Despite a troubled few years and lack of innovation, Palm still commands a loyal user base awaiting the next big thing.
- March 31, 2008
Motorola's plan to spin off its mobile device division might boost the healthier portions of the company. But giving up on a flagship division could mean an opportunity lost.
- March 18, 2008
As more industries look to improve their environmental impact, laptop and tablet PC manufacturers can use EPEAT to determine how to produce a greener device and workers can use EPEAT to ensure they are purchasing a green device.
- November 14, 2007
Mobile operating system Access Linux Platform is a Linux-based system for smartphones which run Palm OS applications and could beat Palm's Linux-based replacement to market.
- August 08, 2007
Dual-mode devices are hot among vendors and enterprises, but the technology isn't yet ripe enough for companies to experience its true benefits.
- April 04, 2007
Dual mode devices have vulnerabilities that could be exploited to disrupt enterprise communication capabilities.
- February 07, 2007
Dual-mode Wi-Fi and cellular VoIP phones are poised for huge growth, while mobile and single-mode phone sales continue to climb.
- August 09, 2006
Ruggedized notebooks are designed to take a beating, within reason, of course. Sears Holding Company has been using them for more than a decade. The previous model worked fine after a battle with Mother Nature.
- May 03, 2006
In a recent report, J.Gold Associates outlined the direction in which mobile devices will be heading in 2007 and 2008. Security is high on the list, while other trends such as consolidation and multi-modal user interfaces start generating some real ...
- January 04, 2006
Wireless e-mail and the need for connectivity drove the mobile device market in 2005. Research In Motion, Palm and Dell all made waves by filling that need.
- November 23, 2005
A health care provider found it could use wireless technology to dramatically boost patient care. But first it had to figure out how to deploy security updates over a wireless network.
- December 20, 2004
The new Motorola Razr V3 is about a half-inch think and weights just 3.35 ounces. (Courtesy of Motorola Inc.)
- December 20, 2004
The slimmer Danger Sidekick II offers a camera and speakerphone.
- April 16, 2004
Commentary: Many companies don't bother with mobile phone service strategies, but Basex's Jonathan Spira says anything's better than today's chaos.
- March 05, 2004
It is perhaps emblematic of the dot-com era to have purchased technology for technology's sake. In the heady days of the boom, caution was often thrown to the wind, along with decision-making processes that tied together business and technology ...
- February 27, 2004
Chat abbreviations are commonly used in e-mail, online chatting, online discussion forum postings, instant messaging, and in text messaging, especially between cell phone users. For your convenience, we've created a handy reference that you can ...
- February 26, 2004
Even though smart phones are the talk of the town, In-Stat/MDR says that PDA shipments will remain strong in 2004, thanks to a number of smaller, cheaper devices.
- November 18, 2003
On Nov. 24, wireless users for the first time will be able to switch carriers without losing their phone numbers, but experts say businesses shouldn't dump existing carriers right away.
- November 06, 2003
Many of the latest high-end cell phones have built-in cameras, which some see as a built-in business liability. Experts say that all companies will soon need a camera phone policy.
- July 16, 2003
Savi Technologies and Matrics are teaming up on systems that can read both passive and active radio frequency identification tags, enhancing interoperability and making RIFD tags more supply-chain friendly.
- June 03, 2003
Rugged device maker Itronix has released a new tablet PC that offers three types of connectivity methods: Bluetooth, wireless LAN and wireless WAN. An analyst says the tablet provides the mobile flexibility that field force workers need.
- April 28, 2003
Tablet PCs have received plenty of attention since they debuted last fall, but these keyboard-less notebooks, which feature a stylus and a modified version of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, are likely to corner only a tiny portion of the ...